This course is an elective course to the online MBA at Colorado State University. It builds on the fundamentals of finance introduced in other classes. Option and futures are very important topics with broad applications across finance in diverse areas such as investments and risk management. This course offers an introduction to option pricing concepts, tools, and applications. The course incorporates the foundations and mechanics of derivatives markets, types of available derivative investments, most popular and some advanced options strategies, and an introduction to determination of derivative product values including the Black-Scholes model and binomial tree model. Upon completion of the course the students will develop a toolkit and will be conversant in current issues related to options and futures.
This is a partial-semester course.
This course can be applied toward:
BUS 641 (Financial Markets and Investments).
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